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WORKOUT JESUS’ PRESENCE

Friday Feb. 24, 2017 1 Corinthians 9: – QT
Colossians 3
17. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

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Terry, be diligent. Fallow through. Complete your work. Keep moving forward. Be thankful. Do ALL in light of Our Intimacy.

INTIMACY WITH JESUS IS THE PRIZE

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017 1 Corinthians 9:20-23 QT
24. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
25. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
26. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;
27. but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

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Terry, what do you think the prize, I am refering to here IS? It is not the ministry that you are involved in! It is not the exercise of the gift(s) I have given! It is not the knowledge of theology you have accumulated!
It is the development of OUR INTIMACY. Our intimacy will affect all the above and place them in proper balance. I am your PRIZE! Don’t substitute anything for INTIMACY WITH ME.
Yes, it will take discipline, you will have to exercise the proper use of the words, YES and NO. You will have to make relational decisions based on what will enhance your intimacy with Me.
I will draw you. I will give you all the resources needed. My Presencee and Power will be with you. But you will have to CHOOSE ME over ALL alternatives.

JESUS IS THE GOSPEL

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 1 Corinthians 9:20-23 QT
23. I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
Terry, I desire that you and I live as One in light of all I have accomplished and want to accomplish in the establishing of My Kingdom. I want Our intimacy of fellowship to define your life. My gospel is Me, and you and I together will expose all We encounter to My Living Presence.

BECAUSE OF MY INTIMACY WITH JESUS

Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017 1 Corinthians 9:15-19 QT
[16]For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.
[17]For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
[18]What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.
[19]For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I have died, but I am not dead.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I take faith risks, but I am not presumptuous.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am bold, but I am not boistrous.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am courageous, but I am not reckless.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I love, but I am not without standards.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am confident, but I am not arrogant.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am disciplined, but I am not legalistic.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am assured, but I am not cocky.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am responsible, but I am not independent.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I am accountble, but I am not in charge.
Because of my intimacy with Christ I have hope, but I am not without issues.

JESUS IS MY ALL IN ALL – HE IS – THEREFORE I AM

PROCLAIM JESUS & LIVE IN LIGHT OF YOUR PROCLAMATION

Monday Feb. 20, 2017 1 Corinthians 9:3-14 QT
14. So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.
so also did the Lord direct to those proclaiming the good news: of the good news to live. – 1 Corinthians 9:14 YLT
Jesus, Holy Spirit, Father this verse throws me for I do not see it saying what the majority of commontators are saying it is saying – could it just simply mean; those who proclaim the gospel (Jesus) should find their life in Jesus? (I find that most want to make it say that preachers are to make their living by preaching – those who listen to them ought to provide them with a salary)
I am thinking that this is an application but the verse does not actually say that – I am thinking that what it is actually saying is that if a person is proclaiming Jesus then Jesus should be their whole life – they should live in light of their life in Christ Jesus.
I do recognize that I am, by far, in the minority on this – could it be that I just have an ax to grind? May Jesus be magnified – not man nor me.

REST IN MY KNOWING YOU

Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 1 Corinthians 9:1-2 QT
1. Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?
2. If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
Terry, know that I know you know Me. Rest in confidence that I communicate with you and people around you are being influenced by Our Fellowship with Each Other. Don’t give up on Me because of the actions, words or attitude of others. Leave them to Me! Remember it is I who will build My Church.

INFLUENCED BY TIME WITH JESUS

Saturday Feb.18 1 Corinthians 8 REVIEW OF WEEK 2017 QT
Terry, your relationship with your brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ is to be lived out on the basis of your intimacy with Me. Not all My people want intimacy with Me. Your intimacy with Me will influence all other relationships, don’t allow other relationships interfere with your intimacy with Me. I have standards of Faith, you will too as a result of spending time with Me.

KNOWLEDGE vs LOVE

Friday Feb.17 1 Corinthians 8 10-13 2017 QT

1. Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

13. Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
Terry, if you govern your relationship with your brothers and sisters in Christ on the basis of knowledge you will become a stumbling block by reason of arrogance.
When you govern your relationship with your brothers and sisters in Christ on the basis of love you will make decisions that edify, encourage, and place others first over personal interests and personal rights.
Remember there is faith, hope, and love – the greatest of these is ….

 

KNOWLEDGE, LOVE & FAITH

Wednesday Feb.15  1 Corinthians 8 1-13 2017 QT
1 Corinthians 8:1-3
1. Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.
2. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
3. but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.
Terry, knowledge tends to breed self-righteousness and love of God stimulates Faith (trust, confidence, reliance) that rests in Me and My Faithfulness toward you.
Knowledge stimuates your imagination as related to the potential of possibilities but Faith assimulates and properly applys knowledge as Father, Son and Spirit relates it to His Will?
Knowledge is good but Faith places knowledge at the discretion of God.

TERRY & CAROL

Monday Feb.13 1 Corinthians 7 1-40 2017 QT
1 Corinthians 7:1-9
7. Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
Terry, you know that you and Carol are to live in mutual love, respect and acceptance of each other. Be transparent with each other. Choose to honor the other over your own personal desires. Encourage each other through words, acts and attitudes toward each other. Emphasise giving to each other rather than demanding expectations from each other, be givers not takers. Continue to be content with each other. You’re doing great, don’t let the world, or selfishness step between you two, display your committment to each other without reticence. Keep your vows!

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